Thursday, October 7

New Folks

Other than Mumford & Sons taking advantage of their deserved-but-sorta-too-soon great popularity by playing a one-hour, forty-minute set, something else happened at Manchester Apollo the other night. Matthew And The Atlas are their name, and they came first in the support slots before the also wonderful Johnny Flynn.

Like Bon Iver and like Band of Horses and like the sane bits of Sufjan Stevens but not like Wild Beasts 'cause they suck and even like Mumford, they're more folk'd up than a too-friendly Facebook friend. The tracks I've found kicking their sneaks around the web are all pretty pretty, though 'Deadwood' is more gorgeous than any.

It may be because I've now turned the old age of 24, but I do think there are way too many bands out there at the moment. Matthew And The Atlas, however, better not go away.

Matthew And The Atlas 'Deadwood'